Saturday, December 3, 2022

The 2022 Tony Award Winners

By Matt Neglia 

The 75th annual Tony Awards winners were announced this evening after being shown on Paramount+ and CBS, with Oscar-winner Ariana DeBose hosting from Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The Next Best Theatre team will be returning soon with a podcast to discuss their thoughts on the evening but until then, click below to see the complete list of winners!

​Best Musical
“Girl From The North Country”
“MJ”
“Mr. Saturday Night”
“Paradise Square”
“Six: The Musical”
“A Strange Loop”

Best Play
“Clyde’s”
“Hangmen”
“The Lehman Trilogy”
“The Minutes”
“Skeleton Crew”

Best Revival Of A Musical
“Caroline, or Change”
“Company”
“The Music Man”

Best Revival Of A Play
“American Buffalo”
“for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
“How I Learned to Drive”
Take Me Out”
“Trouble in Mind”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Musical
Sharon D Clarke – “Caroline, or Change”
Carmen Cusack – “Flying Over Sunset”
Sutton Foster – “The Music Man”
Joaquina Kalukango – “Paradise Square”
Mare Winningham – “Girl From The North Country”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role In A Play
Gabby Beans – “The Skin of Our Teeth”
LaChanze – “Trouble in Mind”
Ruth Negga – “Macbeth”
Deirdre O’Connell – “Dana H.”
Mary-Louise Parker – “How I Learned to Drive”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Musical
Billy Crystal – “Mr. Saturday Night”
Myles Frost – “MJ”
Hugh Jackman – “The Music Man”
Rob McClure – “Mrs. Doubtfire”
Jaquel Spivey – “A Strange Loop”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role In A Play
Simon Russell Beale – “The Lehman Trilogy”
Adam Godley – “The Lehman Trilogy”
Adrian Lester – “The Lehman Trilogy”
David Morse – “How I Learned to Drive”
Sam Rockwell – “American Buffalo”
Ruben Santiago-Hudson – “Lackawanna Blues”
David Threlfall – “Hangmen”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Play
Uzo Aduba – “Clyde’s”
Rachel Dratch – “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”
Kenita R. Miller – “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
Phylicia Rashad – “Skeleton Crew”
Julie White – “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”
Kara Young – “Clyde’s”

Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Musical
Jeannette Bayardelle – “Girl From The North Country”
Shoshana Bean – “Mr. Saturday Night”
Jayne Houdyshell – “The Music Man”
L Morgan Lee – “A Strange Loop”
Patti LuPone – “Company”
Jennifer Simard – “Company”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Musical
Matt Doyle – “Company”
Sidney DuPont – “Paradise Square”
Jared Grimes – “Funny Girl”
John-Andrew Morrison – “A Strange Loop”
A.J. Shively – “Paradise Square”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Featured Role In A Play
Alfie Allen – “Hangmen”
Chuck Cooper – “Trouble in Mind”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – “Take Me Out”
Ron Cephas Jones – “Clyde’s”
Michael Oberholtzer – “Take Me Out”
Jesse Williams – “Take Me Out”

Best Direction Of A Musical
Stephen Brackett – “A Strange Loop”
Marianne Elliott – “Company”
Conor McPherson – “Girl From The North Country”
Lucy Moss & Jamie Armitage – “Six: The Musical”
Christopher Wheeldon – “MJ”

Best Direction Of A Play
Lileana Blain-Cruz – “The Skin of Our Teeth”
Camille A. Brown – “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
Sam Mendes – “The Lehman Trilogy”
Neil Pepe – “American Buffalo”
Les Waters – “Dana H.”

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics)
“Flying Over Sunset” – Music: Tom Kitt, Lyrics: Michael Korie
“Mr. Saturday Night” – Music: Jason Robert Brown, Lyrics: Amanda Green
“Paradise Square” – Music: Jason Howland, Lyrics: Nathan Tysen & Masi Asare
“Six: The Musical” – Music & Lyrics: Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss
“A Strange Loop” – Music & Lyrics: Michael R. Jackson

Best Book Of A Musical
“Girl From The North Country” – Conor McPherson
“MJ” – Lynn Nottage
“Mr. Saturday Night” – Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz & Babaloo Mandel
“Paradise Square” – Christina Anderson, Craig Lucas & Larry Kirwan
“A Strange Loop” – Michael R. Jackson

Best Orchestrations
David Cullen – “Company”
Tom Curran – “Six: The Musical”
Simon Hale – “Girl From The North Country”
Jason Michael Webb & David Holcenberg – “MJ”
Charlie Rosen – “A Strange Loop”

Best Choreography
Camille A. Brown – “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
Warren Carlyle – “The Music Man”
Carrie-Anne Ingrouille – “Six: The Musical”
Bill T. Jones – “Paradise Square”
Christopher Wheeldon – “MJ”

Best Scenic Design Of A Musical
Beowulf Boritt & 59 Productions – “Flying Over Sunset”
Bunny Christie – “Company”
Arnulfo Maldonado – “A Strange Loop”
Derek McLane & Peter Nigrini – “MJ”
Allen Moyer – “Paradise Square”

Best Scenic Design Of A Play
Beowulf Boritt – “POTUS: Or, Behind Every Great Dumbass are Seven Women Trying to Keep Him Alive”
Michael Carnahan & Nicholas Hussong – “Skeleton Crew”
Es Devlin – “The Lehman Trilogy”
Anna Fleischle – “Hangmen”
Scott Pask – “American Buffalo”
Adam Rigg – “The Skin of Our Teeth”

Best Costume Design Of A Musical
Fly Davis – “Caroline, or Change”
Toni-Leslie James – “Paradise Square”
William Ivey Long – “Diana, The Musical”
Santo Loquasto – “The Music Man”
Gabriella Slade – “Six: The Musical”

Paul Tazewell – “MJ”

Best Costume Design Of A Play
Montana Levi Blanco – “The Skin of Our Teeth”
Sarafina Bush – “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
Emilio Sosa – “Trouble in Mind”

Jane Greenwood – “Neil Simon’s Plaza Suite”
Jennifer Moeller – “Clyde’s”

Best Lighting Design Of A Musical
Neil Austin – “Company”
Tim Deiling – “Six: The Musical”
Donald Holder – “Paradise Square”
Natasha Katz – “MJ”

Bradley King – “Flying Over Sunset”
Jen Schriever – “A Strange Loop”

Best Lighting Design Of A Play
Joshua Carr – “Hangmen”
Jiyoun Chang – “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
Jon Clark – “The Lehman Trilogy”

Jane Cox – “Macbeth”
Yi Zhao – “The Skin of Our Teeth”

Best Sound Design Of A Musical
Simon Baker – “Girl From The North Country”
Paul Gatehouse – “Six: The Musical”
Ian Dickinson for Autograph – “Company”
Drew Levy – “A Strange Loop”
Gareth Owen – “MJ”

Best Sound Design Of A Play
Justin Ellington – “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf”
Mikhail Fiksel – “Dana H.”
Palmer Hefferan – “The Skin of Our Teeth”
Nick Powell & Dominic Bilkey – “The Lehman Trilogy”
Mikaal Sulaiman – “Macbeth”

You can follow Matt and hear more of his thoughts on the Tonys & Theatre on Twitter at @NextBestPicture

Matt Neglia
Matt Negliahttps://nextbestpicture.com/
Obsessed about the Oscars, Criterion Collection and all things film 24/7. Critics Choice Member.

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